Coming soon to a Netflix account near you, former First Lady Michelle Obama will debut her family-friendly cooking show titled Waffles + Mochi on Tuesday, March 16. The 10-episode streaming series stars Obama as an affable supermarket owner who teams up with two adorable puppets—Waffles and Mochi—to "discover, cook, and eat delicious food from all over the world."
I’m beyond thrilled to share that on March 16, I’ll be launching a new show on @Netflix called Waffles + Mochi! I'm excited for families and children everywhere to join us on our adventures as we discover, cook, and eat delicious food from all over the world. pic.twitter.com/dedUWMp9SY— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 9, 2021
In addition to holding the leading role, Obama is also the show's executive producer. Viewers can expect to see other familiar faces on screen, as Netflix promises the trio will be "cooking up recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities." (Here's hoping Barack makes an appearance.)
Created for preschoolers, the show's theme echoes Obama's public health campaign "Let's Move!" from her days in the White House; the program was dedicated to curbing childhood obesity. We'd argue that grown adults will get a kick out of the series, too.
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